Addison Walstra, a 19-year-old sophomore at GVSU, lives next door to Apartment 4 and said all of a sudden the fire alarms started to sound. She said the neighbors came to her apartment and said there was a fire.“At first we didn’t think it was serious,” she said, adding that she had given the roommates her fire extinguisher. The neighbors returned a short time later and said they couldn’t put it out and asked everyone to leave the building.“We didn’t get to grab anything,” Walstra said.
Students in room next to fire say it was some sort of April Fools prank that started fire. They didn't know exactly what.— Curtis Wildfong (@CurtisWildfong) April 1, 2015
They heard alarms and neighbors came and told them to get out. They gave neighbors fire extinguisher but weren't able to knock it down.— Curtis Wildfong (@CurtisWildfong) April 1, 2015
Officials now saying firecracker was tossed in clothes hamper as a prank. Damage mostly contained to the single apartment.— Curtis Wildfong (@CurtisWildfong) April 1, 2015